GOA plugs $3.2M into athletics and swim teams to attend CARIFTA


The Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) has given Athletics Guyana and the Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) a combined G$3.2 million to attend this weekend’s CARIFTA Championships in Jamaica and Barbados.

Athletics Guyana, which is sending 14 athletes, two coaches, and one manager for the Track and Field Championships in Jamaica got $2 million while GASA, which has named ten swimmers, two coaches, and one manager for the trip to Barbados, received $1.2 million.

GOA President K. A Juman-Yassin made the presentation on Wednesday and recognized the “uphill task” for Athletics Guyana to raise funds, and is certain this assistance will significantly offset those financial needs.

Both Athletics Guyana President, Aubrey Hutson and GASA President Dwayne Scott, thanked the GOA for the continued support.

Track and Field team:

Under-17 Girls– Narissa McPherson (800m), Attoya Harvey (800m, 1500m, 3000m)

Under-17 Boys– Javon Roberts (800m)

Under-20 Girls– Keliza Smith (100m, 200m), Karese Lloyd (100m, 200m), Hannah Reid (400m), Adriel Austin (800m), Anisha Gibbons (javelin)

Under-20 Boys– Shamar Horatio (100m, 200m), Ezekiel Newton (100m, 200m), Wesley Tyndall (long jump), Gabriel Lim (javelin and discus), Trevon Hamer (triple jump), Stafon Roach (triple jump)

Sham Johnny and Raymond Daw will act in the capacity of coaches, while Nadine Trotz is the Team Manager.

Swim Team

Daniel Claxton, Elliot Gonsalves, Ethan Gonsalves, Mario Ramkhalawan, Nathan Jackson, Vishal Babulal, Shareefah Lewis and Zara Crane will compete in the pool, while Amber DeGoeas and Marius Ramkhalawan will contest the open water swimming.

Shyka Gonsalves will coach the pool swimmers, while Sean Baksh will focus on the open water swimmers, and Elkie Rodrigues the Manager.

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